Our dear friend, Founder and Head Designer Michele Corty from the renowned bridal label ‘Rue De Seine’ chatted with us about her latest collection. Successful in her own right, Michele and her Auckland-based Atelier has over 80 retailers all across the globe.
For those getting married in the summer of 22-23, the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers of NSW are some of the best luxury locations in Australia to accommodate unforgettable wedding experiences. The world is your oyster with the privilege of choosing between hinterland or coastal venues. A few of our staff favourites to check out are Currumbin Valley Estate, Husk in Tumbulgum, Osteria in Casuarina, Fins Plantation House in Duranbah, Ancora in Tweed and Fig Tree and Raes on Wategoes in Byron.
What is the general vibe of your most recent bridal collection?
Our latest collection Mountain Song is a celebration of love and nature. A collection of gowns created for Rue De Seine’s thrill-seekers and adventurous souls. At RUE, we believe the most beautiful road is the one less travelled.
Where can brides find Ru De Seine dresses in South East Australia?
The Bridal Atelier, in both Sydney and Melbourne, Babushka Ballerina, in Queensland , The Bride Lab, Southern Australia
Tell us about your most recent Byron Bay photoshoot.
We adore Byron and the local vibe. We recently shot for our sister brand Lovers Society on the one day it stopped raining. The makeup artist couldn’t believe that the sun came out for our outdoor campaign.
Have there been any Australian brands that you have collaborated with?
Yes! We have collaborated with Australian label Wandering Coyote on a Boot collection found exclusively on their website, Wandering Coyote x Rue De Seine. Our brides love a statement shoe and these boots can easily go you’re your wedding day to your everyday.
As head designer, what fuels your inspiration to create mesmerising and timeless dresses constantly?
I am story teller and start with a narrative for every season. Once I deep dive into fabric creation and prints, every gown unfolds like a chapter in a book. We design all of our fabrics in-house and exclusively for Rue De Seine. This process is extremely important and is a true reflection of our mission in this industry – to be unique. I am proudly Polish Ukrainian and incorporate folklore motifs of florals and lines in every collection to celebrate my biggest drivers in life, the human soul and nature.